What do you think about Obama's New Health Plan?
March 23, 2010 4:42pm CST
What do you think about Obama's new health plan? As I understand it, the new law is some 2700 pages long. I really doubt that anyone really knows everything that is in the new law. It could be that something on one page might even contradict something on another page. Do you think that it is right for the US government to tell us we have to buy health insurance or that we have to spend money on health care for illegal aliens(people who take away our jobs and make us spend money educating their kids and spending money on road repair so that they can drive their cars)? I personally would like to see all illegal aliens sent back to their home countries. What do you think about this new law? Do you think that it is a good and fair law?
• United States
24 Mar 10
I am for the new health law (as for what I know if it anyways - like you said - we don't all have all of the details just yet). Think about it, the government mandates car insurance (except one state governm,ent doesn't)...we are mandated to send our children to school or to follow their detailed home schooling program. We are mandated to do a lot of things for the benefit of everyone. People are complaining that they don't want to help pay for health insurance for those who refuse to get or can't get coverage. The thing is though - they were already paying for it. This is why there is always a raise in health care costs - because the companies were trying to make up for the billions of dollars in medical bills that weren't getting paid by the uninsured. So essentially - everyone was already paying for the uninsured. Also - with the way the current health care plans are - they can drop you at any time they feel fit - say, if you get cancer and they don't feel like paying for it. They can also refuse to cover you if you have a pre-existing condition. For us being such a "civilized" country, it seems strange that we would rather watch each other starve - become bankrupt or die than pay a little more in taxes. It's a shame really. I think that the illegal alien thing can be a real problem in the future....but I can't blame them for wanting to come here. Getting into the U.S. legally is a long drawn out process that can take years and they are simply trying to put food on the table for their families. If your children were starving and living in unsafe conditions - you would do the same. I know I would. Is what they are doing legal? No. Is it morally wrong? No. It's one of those gray issues and that's why I think more hasn't been done about it.
• United States
24 Mar 10
I don't think it sounds too horrible, but we don't know what is totally in it. That is a problem. I also do not believe that they should have made deals for it to go through. I am sure we will find out all of the ins and outs in the near future.